Visa Waiver Question
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jan 15, 2013 6:58 AM Last Post By: nutraxfornerves
Jan 14, 2013 3:38 PM
Visa Waiver QuestionIf you're a Dutch citizen, is there a limit to the number of times you're allowed to visit the USA assuming you've never overstayed, broken any laws or tried to work? Can an immigration officer say that you're not allowed to visit the US again just because he doesn't like the way you look?
Jan 14, 2013 4:06 PM
1No- they can't deny you entry for arbitrary reasons. But they can ( I have a Dutch friend who this happened to)
deny you re-entry if you overstay your visa and exit the US and try to come back. Wait for Nutraxfornerves
to weigh in on your question, as she really is the expert on these sort of things. Way above my pay-grade.
Jan 14, 2013 5:18 PM
2Entry into the US is always at the discretion of the immigration official.
Here is what the US Consulate in Amsterdam says:
Jan 14, 2013 10:28 PM
3Can an immigration officer let you in and then tell you that you can't come back again for ten years because he thinks you spend too much time in the USA?
Jan 15, 2013 3:23 AM
Of course he can. It's not because he thinks you spend too much time in the USA, it's because you have ceased to be a tourist, at least of the type the VWP was designed for.
The 10 years bit may not be enforceable
Jan 15, 2013 4:50 AM
Edited by: Andreas_at_LP
Jan 15, 2013 6:58 AM
If an immigration official thinks you are abusing the VWP, he or she can do two things:
•Admit you, and warn you that since you are visiting so frequently under the VWP, you should probably get a full tourist visa, because you might be refused admission the next time.
•Simply refuse to admit you.
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